Bodhgaya (Bihar), Feb 1 (PTI) AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi today attacked Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray and the MNS for their tirade against people from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.
"In Maharashtra, MNS leader Raj Thackeray keeps on saying throw out people of Bihar and UP. But, who killed the terrorists who had attacked Mumbai? They were the NSG guys from Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and from the rest of the country. At that time they did not say throw away Biharis," he said.
Gandhi made the remarks at an interactive session with workers of Youth Congress and NSUI here and while addressing a conference on Dalit youth leadership development in Bihar.
The Congress leader said in lighter vein "if terrorists have to be fought with, let Biharis remain there."
Asking the youth to change Bihar, Gandhi lamented lack of development in the state.